White Composite Fillings
in Bethlehem, PA

Have you ever wondered why someone would invent a tooth restoration that sticks out of your smile like a sore thumb? The truth is that metal (amalgam) fillings were the only types of dental fillings that were available for many years. They were affordable and durable, so amalgam continued to reign as the standard tooth filling type. Today, tooth-colored fillings have replaced amalgam as the most accepted type of tooth filling.

Replacing Outdated Metal

At Lasting Smiles of Bethlehem, we choose to be a metal-free dental practice because we feel metal is an inferior material. Newer technology allows patients the option to have their fillings match their natural tooth shade very closely. All of our fillings are created from safe dental composite material or high-grade dental porcelain inlays and onlays, which eliminates any health risks that may be associated with mercury and provides patients with a solution that is virtually invisible.


Metal not only looks out of place, but it can also expand and contract and cause enamel to break. We often see patients who have actually experienced major tooth damage as a result of old, ineffective metal fillings. If you are interested in replacing metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings in Lansdale, talk to our LVI-trained cosmetic dentist Dr. Ajay patel about making the switch.

Your Filling Appointment

Dr. Patel is able to complete tooth-colored fillings in a single visit. First, he will numb the treatment area and prepare the tooth by removing any decayed enamel and cleaning the space. Next, the composite material is used to fill the space, applied one layer at a time, and shaped to give your tooth a natural-looking contour.

The filling is then hardened with a curing light and the tooth is polished for a very natural result that blends in perfectly with the rest of your tooth. Dr. Patel will check that the bite feels comfortable and will make any adjustments. After the treatment, he will instruct you on the best way to care for your filling and keep your tooth healthy.

Do You Need a Filling?

Fillings are intended to build strength in teeth that have been damaged. We frequently place fillings for people who have small areas of decay that need to be contained. Tooth-colored fillings are also beneficial for people who have minor tooth chips, cracks, or breaks. If you have an old filling that is causing more harm than good, it may be time for a replacement filling.

Get In Touch With Us

(610) 861-0777

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Book a visit to Lasting Smiles, simply fill out the form below and we will contact you back regarding the intervention you require.

    Patient Reviews
    in Bethlehem, PA

    Christine C Coopersmith

    High quality, Always professional and smiling
    Again highly professional, friendly and nice he makes me feel like family.

    Scott Kaas

    I very highly recommend Lasting Smiles! Everyone there is so friendly, professional and really knows their job whether it is with insurance, routine cleaning, or any kind of dental work. My appointments are always on time and that is very rare these days.

    Charissa West

    There is a reason this is one of the few top rated dentists in our area. I had to switch because of my insurance, so I read reviews for all the dentists in our area that participate with my insurance. There were only two that had a near perfect rating. The staff are so welcoming and friendly. The exam and the cleaning were the most thorough I’ve ever had. The office was neat and clean with warm and comfortable decor. The two ladies at the front desk were so nice and welcoming and Linda was the friendliest and best hygienist I’ve had in my 38 years of going to various dentists around the country.

    Lauren M.

    Excellent Visit with Dr. Sulzbach and with Linda for my hygiene appointment. Very professional and friendly office. Definitely would recommend this office for your dental needs. They make things easier especially when the dental office is not your favorite place. Thank you to Dr. Sulzbach and staff for the expert care throughout the years and keeping me smiling.

    Frank Yost

    Very pleased with the staffs professionalism during my visit. Highly recommend this dental office.

    Jennifer R.

    During my recent appointment with Dr. Sulzbach I was greeting by the smiling and friendly women at the reception desk. I was seen on time for my appointment and was treated with professional care. The dental assistant was concerned with my comfort and Dr. Sulzbach explained his procedures as he repaired my tooth. Overall it was a very good experience.

    Dorothy M.

    Was a good experience…staff is always friendly.

    Sandy Gichiengo

    The staff is very professional and friendly. They know I have anxiety when it goes to going to the dentist. The make the whole experience pleasurable.

    Sharon Black

    Dr. Sulzbach and his staff do excellent work and provide a professional and comfortable environment. I highly recommend them for your dental needs.

    Mary K.

    Great office. Great cleaning Linda the best and doc is always acccomadating.

    Alicia C.

    Such a friendly environment! I’ve never liked going to the dentist until I started going here a few years ago – everyone is so welcoming and pleasant I actually look forward to seeing them! I’ve recommended them to several friends and family members and will continue to do so.

    Megan L.

    Friendly staff, everyone makes you feel comfortable. Best dentist I’ve ever been to, Dr. Sulzbach is great!

    2299 Brodhead Rd,
    Suite K Bethlehem, PA 18020
    (610) 861-0777
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